Sun Valley Tour de Force Caters to Those with a Need for Speed
Robert Bloomquist is just 21 years old. But at a time so many 21-year-olds are testing out the latest electronic gizmos, he was itching to hit the highway with his 2021 McClaren, which cost about $200,000, to see how fast it could go.
“Since we at The Drive are suckers for any chance to see fast cars hauling ass, we were more than happy to book a trip out to Idaho for a chance to see the assembly of Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes, and even more exotic sheetmetal (hello, Singer Vehicle Design) try and see how high a speed each of them could achieve when given legal carte blanche and a tank full of racing fuel.”
“Imagine you are stopped by a policeman in your sports car on a smallish, two-lane back road just outside of Sun Valley, Idaho. Rather than scold you, though, the officer smiles and gives a ‘thumbs up.’ You respond by lighting up the tires and screaming up a hill into a wide left-hander at 140mph, cresting at 170, then plummeting back down the hill through a speed trap at over 200 mph.”